University of Washington T32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Programin Gastrointestinal Surgery Outcomes Research

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington (UW) and the UW Department of Surgery’s Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) are pleased to offer a NRSA T32 training opportunity in gastrointestinal surgery outcomes research.

The SORCE training program will focus on the development of well-trained clinical, outcomes, and health services researchers with an emphasis on digestive disease interventions.

This 2-year training program combines outcomes research experience and rigorous graduate level didactic training. Trainees will work closely with clinical content and researchmentors and a three to four person advisory committee.

Trainees Expectations:

  • Complete a Masters in Public Health (MPH) through the UW School of Public Health (or related degree)
  • Develop skill sets in 5 core areas central to health services and outcomes research:
    • Administrative dataset analysis
    • Patient-centered outcomes and patient preference assessment
    • Health economics
    • Healthcare policy
    • Clinical research development
  • Demonstrate consistent growth in the following areas:
    • Mastery of relevant scientific literature
    • Ability to identify and prioritize research questions
    • Ability to design research projects and evaluate their feasibility
    • Execution of multiple research projects, demonstrating mastery of broad research methods
    • Manuscript preparation, abstract writing, presentation at scientific meetings, and publication of research results
    • The ability to develop research programs and write competitive research grant applications

Candidate Eligibility:

  • Must hold an MD degree
  • Currently enrolled in good standing in a postdoctoral clinical training program in surgery or a related field
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in an academic surgery career, particularly within digestive diseases and/or obesity and nutrition
  • Be able to commit to a post-doctoral training program for 2 years
  • Be a US citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident at the time of appointment

Contact Information:

David R. Flum, MD, MPH
Medical Director, SORCE Professor of Surgery & Associate Chair for Research
Department of Surgery
UW Department of Surgery

All applicants, submit application and supporting materials at
(see SORCE website for application form and other requirements)

The application window for a position starting July 2022 will open on 3/15/21.

For More Information:

Visit the SORCE website at –

The University of Washington provides equal opportunity in education w ithout regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. In accordance with the goals of the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive Diseases and Kidney Disorders, our training program is committed to increasing the number of under-represented ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged fellow s entering the program. Our staff is dedicated to achieving this goal by advocating for and assisting under-represented and/or disadvantaged applicants to the University of Washington.


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